Friday, June 18, 2021


Hong Kong police arrest editor, executives of pro-democracy paper

Dozens of prominent activists have been arrested since the national security law was introduced last year.

Hong Kong democracy vigil leader detained on Tiananmen anniversary

Authorities have warned in recent days that the subversion clause of a powerful new security law imposed on Hong Kong could be used against those marking the Tiananmen anniversary.

Hong Kong democracy leaders pronounced guilty over protests

The verdict was the latest blow to the increasingly cowed democracy movement as the Hong Kong and Beijing governments tighten their grip.

Thai protesters call for release of friends, defy police threats of more arrests

On Sunday, nearly 100 demonstrators were detained on the grounds of breaching public health measures against the coronavirus.

Forum on parliamentary democracy to be graced by Najib sees Dewan speaker pulling out

The forum will also feature several prominent Pakatan Harapan politicians including Anwar Ibrahim although Najib Razak will have the last word.

Eyebrows raised over ‘democracy forum’ featuring Najib and Anwar

Concerns have as much to do with the ex-PM's involvement in a forum on democracy, as with the organiser's background.

Hong Kong leader praises China’s plan to install ‘patriots’

Legislation to vet all election candidates in Hong Kong is currently being discussed by China's rubber-stamp parliament and is expected to be adopted on Thursday.

Hong Kong unleashes security law, charges 47 activists

Bail is unlikely and the charges carry a maximum term of life imprisonment. 

Hong Kong to disqualify disloyal politicians, officials

A list of offences includes acts that endanger national security, advocating for independence or refusing to accept China's sovereignty over Hong Kong.

Myanmar broadens social media crackdown as anti-coup protests grow

Twitter has become the latest platform blocked by the junta, following a surge of new users seeking to circumvent blocks on Facebook and other internet domains.

Malaysia jumps 4 spots to highest yet in global democracy index

Despite the political crisis of 2020, Malaysia did well in terms of electoral process and pluralism, and performed better than many large democracies.

China says Hong Kong arrests to stop ‘external forces’ undermining stability

Beijing defends the arrest of more than 50 democracy figures in Hong Kong.

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